Circling Together: Using Spiral to Heal Self, Community and Earth is created and facilitated by Gretchen Pangilinan and Tekla Ayers, and is a healing community, using circle and ceremony, following the Celtic Wheel of the Year, which honor the cycles of the Earth. We use the tool of Usui Reiki to build community and connect to Life Force Energy. The sacred, age old symbol of the Spiral is a bridge between these two traditions. During ceremony and circling together, we will explore the spiral symbol, the Celtic traditions, and the Hands on Healing practice of Usui Reiki. Melding these together in an easy, succinct, natural way to bring powerful healing to Ourselves, those who surround us and Mother Earth, in our EVERYDAY lives. We are sensing a craving all around for rooting and connecting, for sharing, celebrating and healing, in community. We are living in a time where people are expressing more and more disconnection even though we have everything we need in the palm of our handheld smartphone. Health and wellness come from being IN community – I-llness versus WE-llness – this is where Circling Together steps in!
During the summer months of 2020 we are offering the three in-person Celtic ceremonies (Summer Solstice, Lugnasadh and Autumn Equinox) in outdoor circle ceremonies. These will be 4-hour celebrations together and we hope you take this opportunity to join us.
Our original vision and intention for Circling Together was to be gathering IN person, but as life shows up unpredictably sometimes, and with the uncertainty of the pandemic, we’ve decided to make the program all online- 15 sessions around ceremony and Reiki. We can’t wait to share this year with the group that decides to join us!
Circling Together year-long ceremony begins with Samhain, the Celtic New Year on November 1st. We will traverse eight online 2-hour zoom ceremonies, celebrating Mother Earth in the Celtic tradition, following the wheel of the year, learning how to bring this fully into our lives. If you are not Reiki 1 attuned, we will work with you to make sure that you receive Reiki 1 before or as we begin the year together. Along with the 8 cirlcles, we will also meet between the ceremonies with the full moon for 7 distance Reiki Shares on zoom, as a way to practice, master, and share this energy healing technique and be IN community and celebration. We will meet a total of 15 times throughout the year.
Why the Spiral?
The Spiral is probably the oldest known symbol of human spirituality. It has been in rock carvings for thousands of years old, on every continent in the world. The spiral is found on ancient tombs, and almost certainly has a celestial connection. The double spiral found in neolithic Celtic stone art also follows the path of the sun, describing the movements of the heavenly body over the course of a solar year. In Circling Together, we too will witness one another over the course of a solar year. The Spiral connects us together across time.